Category: High School

[9/19/2017] Tie-break rules and start date for 90th Spring Koshien

The steering committee for the 90th Spring Koshien met in Osaka today. Tie-break rules will be added beginning next year. The rules will take effect in the thirteenth inning. Additional details will be decided later (some time by November).

Note: 131 games Spring/Summer tournament games have gone into extra innings since 2000. Of the 131 games, twenty-one required more than twelve innings, or about sixteen percent of all extra inning games.

The ninetieth Spring Koshien will feature thirty-six schools, four more than usual. Thirty-two schools will be regular selections, three twenty-first century selections, and one Jingu Tournament slot.

Regular Selection Regions

Hokkaido (one), Tohoku (three), Kanto/Tokyo (six), Hokushinetsu (three), Tokai (three), Kinki (six), Chugoku (three), Shikoku (three), Kyushu (four).

The Tohoku, Hokushinetsu, and Tokai regions will each have an extra slot compared to previous years. The Chugoku/Shikoku regions usually have two each and share one slot for a total of five, but will each have three.

The tournament will take place over thirteen days beginning on March 23, 2018. The selection committee will meet on January 26, 2018. Brackets will be decided on March 16, 2018.

Source: Sanspo 9/19/2017, Sanspo 9/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2017, Daily Sports 9/19/2017Sponichi 9/19/2017, Sponichi 9/19/2017, Asahi 9/19/2017

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[9/15/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on September 15 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

樹徳(群馬)
Jutoku (Gunma)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月26日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 26
横須賀(静岡)
Yokosuka (Shizuoka)
部員の喫煙
Smoking
9月1日から6カ月
Six months beginning on September 1
鵡川(北海道)
Mukawa (Hokkaido) 

Smoking
9月9日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 9
羽島(岐阜)
Hashima (Gifu)

Smoking
9月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 7
東海大浦安(千葉)
Tokai Dai Urayasu (Chiba)
部員の無銭飲食
Eating without paying
9月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 13
生野工(軟式)
Ikuno Kogyo (Rubber Baseball)
部員の喫煙、飲酒、無免許運転
Smoking, drinking, driving without a license
7月14日から1年間
One year beginning on July 14

Suspensions

美濃加茂(岐阜)の副部長と監督
Minokamo (Gifu) deputy director and manager
不適切指導
Inappropriate coaching
8月25日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 25
糸島(福岡)の監督
Itoshima (Fukuoka) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月18日から1年間
One year beginning on August 18
豊国学園(福岡)の部長と監督
Hokoku Gakuen (Fukuoka) director and manager
報告遅れ
Delayed report
ともに7月18日から6カ月
Six months beginning on July 18
柳井学園(山口)のコーチ
Yanai Gakuen (Yamaguchi) coach
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
7月21日から3カ月
Three months begining on July 21
星城(愛知)の部長
Seijo (Aichi) director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月15日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 15
近大泉州(大阪)の監督
KinDai Senshu (Osaka) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月24日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 24
富山第一(富山)の部長と監督
Toyama Daiichi (Toyama) director and manager
報告遅れ
Delayed report
もに9月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on September 1
熱海(静岡)の監督
Atami (Shizuoka) manager
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
8月24日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 24
西南学院(福岡)の監督
Seinan Gakuin (Fukuoka) manager
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
7月10日から6カ月
Six months beginning on July 10
南稜(埼玉)の監督
Nanryo (Saitama) manager
部内暴言と報告遅れ
Abusive language (internal) and delayed report
8月19日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 19
鵬翔(宮崎)の部長
Hosho (Miyazaki) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
8月12日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 12
聖和学園(宮城)の部長
Seiwa Gakuen (Miyagi) director
不適切指導(部内)
Inappropriate coaching (internal)
8月1日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 1
日本文理大付(大分)の監督と副部長
Nihon Bunri DaiFu (Oita) manager and deputy director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
ともに9月4日から6カ月
Six months beginning on September 4
東洋大牛久(茨城)の監督
ToyoDai Ushiku (Ibaraki) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月22日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 22

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Source: Jiji 9/15/2017

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2017 Ehime Kokutai Schedule, Hardball Division

Gm Date Time Venue   Score  
First Round
1 10/06 08:30 Botchan 三本松(香川)
Sanbon Matsu
  東海大菅生(東京)
TokaiDai Sugao
2   11:00 Botchan 盛岡大付(岩手)
Morioka DaiFu
  明豊(大分)
Meiho
3   13:30 Botchan 済美(愛媛)
Saibi
  大阪桐蔭(大阪)
Osaka Toin
4   16:00 Botchan 花咲徳栄(埼玉)
Hanasaki Tokuharu
  仙台育英(宮城)
Sendai Ikuei
Second Round
5 10/07 08:30 Botchan 広陵(広島)
Koryo
  天理(奈良)
Tenri
6   11:00 Botchan 津田学園(三重)
Tsuda Gakuen
  日本文理(新潟)
Nihon Bunri
7   13:30 Botchan Game 1 Winner   Game 2 Winner
8   16:00 Botchan Game 3 Winner   Game 4 Winner
Semifinals
9 10/08 10:00 Botchan Game 5 Winner   Game 7 Winner
10   13:00 Botchan Game 8 Winner   Game 6 Winner
Finals
11 10/09 10:00 Botchan Game 9 Winner   Game 10 Winner
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2017 Ehime Kokutai Schedule, Rubber Baseball Division

Gm Date Time Venue   Score  
First Round
1 10/06 09:00 Maruyama 登別明日(北海道)
Noboribetsu Akebi Chuto Kyoiku
  仙台商(宮城)
Sendai Shogyo
2   11:30 Maruyama 早大学院(東京)
Waseda Gakuin
  富山商(富山)
Toyama Shogyo
Second Round
3 10/06 14:00 Maruyama 茗渓学園(茨城)
Meikei Gakuen
  新田(愛媛)
Nitta
4 10/07 09:00 Maruyama 文徳(熊本)
Buntoku
  専大北上(岩手)
SenDai Kitakami
5   11:30 Maruyama 篠山鳳鳴(兵庫)
Sasayama Homei
  Winner Game 1
6   14:00 Maruyama Winner Game 2   中京学院大中京(岐阜)
Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo
Semifinals
7 10/08 10:00 Maruyama Game 5 Winner   Game 3 Winner
8   13:00 Maruyama Game 4 Winner   Game 6 Winner
Finals
9 10/09 10:00 Maruyama Game 7 Winner   Game 8 Winner
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2017 Draft Eligible High School Players

Below is a list of high players that have formally submitted draft eligibility forms. I will update this post as needed.

Last Updated: 9/21 @ 1:24am (47 players)

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[8/31/2017] U-18 Samurai Japan: News and Notes from August 31

News and notes from August 31.

  • The missing luggage and equipment arrived before practices on August 30. [Nikkan Sports 8/31/2017, ZakZak 8/31/2017]
  • Morning workouts on August 30 took place at Baseball Central Stadium included infield drills, infield fielding practice, outfield fielding practice, as well as some situation hitting drills. [Tokyo Sports 8/31/2017]
  • Afternoon workouts on August 30 took place at a second field at Port Arthur Stadium.
    • During batting practice [Daily Sports 8/31/2017, Sanspo 8/31/2017]:
      • Hisanori Yasuda took twenty-two swings and hit eleven over the fence
      • Kotaro Kiyomiya took thirty-three swings and hit twenty-one over the fence
      • Shosei Nakamura took forty-two swings and hit twelve over the fence
      • The practice field was a bit smaller than usual. Players and staff waited for balls in the parking log beyond the outfield fence.
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[8/30/2017] U-18 Samurai Japan: News and Notes from August 30

News and notes from August 30.

  • Missing bats did not arrive in time for practices on August 29. Also missing: catcher gear and baseballs. Practices started thirty minutes later than initially planned. Workouts lasted about two hours and included catch, base running exercises, and fielding hand-throw grounders. Missing equipment and luggage is scheduled to arrive on August 30 at 2pm (local time). [Tokyo Sports 8/30/2017, Daily Sports 8/30/2017, Sponichi 8/30/2017]
  • The fire alarm in Shu Masuda and Kazuya Maruyama’s hotel room went off in the middle of the night. [Tokyo Sports 8/30/2017]
  • Three through five in the order could be: Shosei Nakamura, Kotaro Kiyomiya, and Hisanori Yasuda (in that order). [Daily Sports 8/30/2017]
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28th WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Schedule And Results

28th WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Schedule And Results

Quick Links:

Twelve teams. First round, two groups of six teams. Super Round, top three teams from each group in first round. Consolation Round, bottom three teams from each group in first round. Finals, first and second place teams from Super Round for Gold and third and fourth place teams from Super Round for Bronze.

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[8/29/2017] U-18 Samurai Japan: News and Notes from August 29

News and notes from August 29:

  • Shosei Nakamura could see some time at first base. This would allow Mamoru Koeda to give Yuto Koga the start at catcher without losing Nakamura’s bat. If he gets the start at first, Kotaro Kiyomiya could move to designated hitter and Hisanori Yasuda to third. [Sponichi 8/29/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2017]
  • The team arrived at Toronto Pearson International Aiport earlier today. They still had another domestic flight to Thunder Bay. [Tokyo Sports 8/29/2017]
  • When the team arrived at Thunder Bay, about twenty of their bags were missing, including suitcases belonging to Kento Kawabata, Fumimaru Taura, and five staff. All of their bats were also missing. Their plane from Toronto to Thunder Bay was apparently too small. They were not the only team with missing bags: the team from Taiwan was also missing some bags. [Daily Sports 8/29/2017]
  • The entire trip from Japan to Thunder Bay took close to twenty hours. [Nikkan Sports 8/29/2017]
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[8/29/2017] Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo wins National Rubber Baseball Tournament

Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo beat Meikei Gakuen 1-0 earlier today to win the 62nd National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament. Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo recorded their eighth championship, first in three years.

Road to the Championship

  • August 29, 11:00 at Akashi TOCALO Stadium = Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo 1 – Meikei Gakuen 0
  • August 28, 10:00 at Akashi TOCALO Stadium = Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo 2 – Noboribetsu Akebi 0 (eleven innings)
  • August 26, 10:00 at Himeji Baseball Stadium = Sendai Shogyo 0 – Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo 6
  • August 24, 13:30 at Akashi TOCALO Stadium = Chukyo GakuinDai Chukyo 2 – Buntoku 0

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Yokohama 133 66 63 4
Yomiuri 134 67 64 3
Chunichi 134 57 72 5
Yakult 135 44 89 2
G W L T
Softbank 133 90 43 0
Seibu 134 75 56 3
Rakuten 127 70 55 2
Orix 130 60 69 1
Nippon Ham 130 50 80 0
Lotte 132 47 84 1
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